Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Disconnected

The only thing more annoying than being on antibiotics that you absolutely cannot drink any alcohol with (that would be me for the next week or so...) is my wireless internet connection sucking mad donkey balls. It has always been terrible, but acceptable in a dial-up throw back kind of way. Now with the heat (even with AC it's hot here) and maybe the router dying, I can't do much at all. I guess that's for the best as I was trying to take things easy and not get riled up.

Anyways, all you computer smarties out there here is my issue and I would love some ideas on what is best to do:
-Mother in law has a Mac computer and the in-law apartment is diagonal across from my den where my computer is
-When Comcast installed the wireless the inept guy had no idea how to handle a Mac, so we had to allow the MIL to have the direct connect while I got stuck with the wireless
-It does not work at all, sucks
-Offer best ideas to get a new setup, I was leaning towards hiring GeekSquad but it gets complicated with the Comcast hardware I think. Maybe I am wrong, please advise.

Have a good night.

9 comments:

Jennifer Hillier said...

"Sucking mad donkey balls"? Bwahahaha! You kill me. :)

Jennifer Hillier said...

Oh and meant to say that I hope your computer issues resolve quickly! Nothing more maddening than computer problems!

getyourselfconnected said...

Hee hee I like that one. Easier to use the smartphone at this point.

David Batista said...

When my Linksys wifi router started acting up like that, I switched to the Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router. I get my Internet via cable company, too -- but Cablevision instead of Comcast. And so far this router has been working way better than my Linksys one for going on a full year now.

I'm not so sure how it will work on a Mac, but it can't be any worse than what you have now. I would recommend setting it up yourself next time, though. The instruction are actually very simple.

getyourselfconnected said...

Cool, thanks David! Need a resolution soon thats for sure.

Terry said...

You're right about SmartPhone usage, no computer, router or cables hassle.

GawainsGhost said...

I'll tell you what I think about antibiotics. If I have some germ that I can't kill with cigarettes and alchohol, I might as well be dead.

getyourselfconnected said...

Gawains, HA!

GawainsGhost said...

This is what I'm talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaeLKhRnkhQ